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Andrieux de Benson and Roumier François Bardou. Console table of Louis XV “Table des Chasses” made for les Cabinets du Roi, Château de Versailles. 1736. Marble, carved and gilt wood. Château de Versailles. Versailles, France.

A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CABINET-ON-STAND IN THE MANNER OF WEISWEILER, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 684, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

from V and A Collections

Cabinet

Cabinet is an example of the high regard in which boulle marquetry cont'd to be held in France thoughout the 18th century. The technique, which involves cutting patterns in multiple layers of turtle shell, brass and other materials (here pewter and horn) got its name from Louis XIV’s cabinet maker, André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). He was not the only, but the best-known practitioner of the technique. 1780-1790

A FRENCH NAPOLEON III ROSEWOOD JARDINIERE WITH PORCELAIN PLAQUE Mid-19th Century The jardiniere with saber legs and stabilizing shelf supporting shaped jardinière with cover, the lid surmounted by a large hand painted porcelain plaque with birds, berries and foliage in brilliant color, contained by ormolu bead surround, gilt bronze mounts in the form of winged griffins

from ** Versailles Passion **

APPARTEMENT DE LA MARQUISE DE POMPADOUR

Cabinet de l’appartement de Madame de Pompadour Petit Appartement du Roi (attique) © Nicolas Jacquet